#1
i have been wanting to raise the action on my guitar
but i wanted to know if there were any benefits to doing this
or is it all personal preference?
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#2
Notes will ring out better and sound fuller because they're not being choked by the frets which you get with low action (even with action that isn't so low that you get a lot of fret buzz, your notes are still getting choked by the frets). The problem is you'll have to readjust your intonation (this is a simple matter of tightening or loosening the screws on the back of your bridge (the ones parallel to the body and strings) until the note at the 12th fret is the same as that when the string is open.
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#3
thanks
I didn't know about the intonation
ha I love this site
everyones so helpful
theres got to be a reason why SRV had realy high action right
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#4
Yeah because:
a) he could
b) it sounds better
not all of us can deal with high action. He had monstrous fingers (check out that massive bend about half way through this video (and that one handed lick)).



EDIT: that bend is just after 2 mins.
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#5
holy crap his hands were huge!
i wasn't blessed with long(hendrix) or huge fingers(SRV)
i got little hands
higher action = awesome
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